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October notes the very first wedding anniversary of the death of Google Play Music, leaving just the depressing darkness of a substitute songs service, YouTube Music, in Google’s environment. YouTube Songs is showing just how much behind the streaming music battles it is with the news of a new attribute: history songs playback. Previously, playing a streaming song on the ad-supported YouTube Songs application would only function if you had the application open– browsing to another thing on your phone would quit the songs. Now, five years after the service’s launch and also one year after the closure of Google Play Songs, you can use YouTube Songs like– well– a songs app without paying for YouTube Costs.
One last information: this incredibly basic feature is just turning out to Canada following month. In the meantime, everybody else still can not make use of YouTube Songs like a routine streaming music app without spending for the solution. Google claims that free history playback will be offered to “listeners around the globe” eventually, but it hasn’t claimed when.
SoundCloud and also Spotify supply free history streaming– as did Google Play Music prior to it was shut down– yet YouTube Music hasn’t been able to replicate that function for the previous five years. Subscribers to the $9.99 YouTube Music Premium have been able to play music in the background, and also the attribute is readily available for songs you have actually posted on your own. But if you were listening to the ad-supported streaming catalog, the songs just stopped in the background.
The cost-free tier of YouTube additionally restricts background playback, and YouTube Songs’s tangled link to YouTube is our finest guess for why YouTube Songs has been so slow-moving to adopt this feature. YouTube’s songs bargain most likely hasn’t allowed for background playback without paying extra, as well as since music deals are discussed by country, it makes good sense that a YouTube Songs renegotiation would certainly turn out on a country-by-country basis, with Canada being first.
YouTube states the attribute will certainly hit Canada on November 3.